Streaking Mac men kickers rout York

By Steve Sell
October 29, 2017

YORK, Neb. — McPherson College’s men’s soccer team completed a high-scoring week in style on Saturday with a 6-1 road rout of York College.

For the week, the Bulldogs scored 13 goals as they had blanked Saint Mary 7-0 on Wednesday. They are now 8-2 in the KCAC heading into the annual showdown with Kansas Wesleyan, set for Tuesday night at McPherson Stadium.

“What a nice way to finish what has been a real good week for us," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "Offensively, we were sharp again today in possession. Today, we moved the ball well and were able to get in behind their back line a lot. Our goal is to be playing our best at the end of the season and we certainly are."

The Bulldogs, who have locked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming KCAC Postseason Tournament, are now 9-6 overall and have won four in row.

It was another big game for Chris Kelly, who scored Mac’s first two goals during a 5-0 first half and assisted on another.

Erik Espinoza, Edward Gomez, Ian Caneveri and Navid Istanbullu also scored goals. Greg Roller added two assists, and Sadam Ali and Jared Robbins also were credited with assists.

Until Oklahoma Wesleyan came into the conference and began its domination, the Bulldogs and Kansas Wesleyan was annually the best matchup in the KCAC. The Coyotes will come here on Tuesday with a 7-3 conference record.

• YORK WOMEN 2, MAC 1, OT — It was another hard-luck loss for the Bulldogs, who are now 4-6 in the KCAC and 7-8 overall as they were attempting to pull off the upset.

Mac trailed 1-0 before Danielle Kakebeen scored with 8 minutes left in the game off an assist by Alexis Lynn.

In the OT, York’s Carmen Zavala scored in the 6th minute as York is now 6-3-1 in the KCAC and will have a high seed come postseason play.

“This was a tough loss today," Mac coach Mark Olson said. "We just have not shown any consistency with our play this year. The nice thing is we have a short turnaround with our next game being on Tuesday against Kansas Wesleyan so we can put this one out of our minds and work toward that game."

Starting time for that game is 5 p.m. at McPherson Stadium.